Australia Post completes solar panel installation at Sydney sorting center

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Australia Post has finished constructing the country’s largest single-roof solar panel installation at its Sydney Parcel Facility in Chullora. The AU$3m (US$2.3m) project spans 11,000m2 (1,020ft2) and is set to save the post more than AU$800,000 (US$600,000) in energy costs every year.

Covering the equivalent area of nine Olympic swimming pools, the 2.1MW installation will save 2,200 tons of carbon emissions from the environment every year, the same as taking 468 cars off the road.

Janelle Hopkins, group chief financial officer, Australia Post, said, “The solar power installation will reduce our operational costs, enabling us to invest more in the products and services our customers want from Australia Post.

“This installation is the 49th solar-equipped site within Australia Post’s network, which combined will generate 5,000MWh of renewable electricity every year – enough to power over 820,000 homes.

“Our investments in improving energy and cost efficiency of our buildings have already saved us AU$40m (US$30m). This project is a strong example of our commitment towards leading with environmentally sustainable business outcomes.”

December 18, 2017

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